LONDON: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has said that all preparations for recording Mansoor Ijaz’s statements were complete, save the impending arrival of the secretary of a judicial commission to carry out the recording.
Speaking from London via telephone to the Express News on Monday, Hasan said that all preparations for recording Mansoor Ijaz’s testimony in the Memogate scandal case were complete.
He said that the secretary of the commission will be travelling to England on February 17, and will subsequently record Ijaz’s statement on the stipulated date and time.
A high-powered commission comprising three chief justices of Balochistan, Sindh and Islamabad High Court, namely Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman, directed the secretary of the commission Raja Jawad Abbas to travel to London and receive documents, evidence and gadgets from Mansoor Ijaz. Lawyers in Islamabad will cross-examine the video conference.
“The commission has decided to record the statement of Ijaz through a video link on February 22,” Ijaz’s counsel Akram Sheikh had earlier told AFP. “It is an important development in this case. The court has accepted my request. We want the people to know what the truth is,” Sheikh said.